Mourn Not


Mourn not your youthful beauty. It has served you well. But beauty will fade to birth the soul; to strip away all pretence and allow the self to emerge, strong, courageous, and true.


This was written in response to this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge. 

"As you'll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust."

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Mourn Not

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mourn Not


Mourn not your youthful beauty. It has served you well. But beauty will fade to birth the soul; to strip away all pretence and allow the self to emerge, strong, courageous, and true.


This was written in response to this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge. 

"As you'll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust."

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17 Comments:

At January 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM , Blogger lumdog2012 said...

This is beautiful and moving.

 
At January 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Tom MacInnes said...

A very well-written poem, flush with the important discoveries that come with such personal journeys.

 
At January 5, 2013 at 8:04 PM , Anonymous barbara said...

some are born with old souls and grow into them. You are right - it is then that the beauty shows. :)

 
At January 5, 2013 at 8:37 PM , OpenID jannatwrites said...

So true! I'll remember this as I see my chin(s) and wrinkles in the mirror :)

 
At January 5, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Atreyee said...

True,real beauty is within & when one sees that,rest becomes obsolete:-)Lovely poem

 
At January 5, 2013 at 11:16 PM , Blogger uneven steven said...

Ah yes we can hope that age will bring strength of character to make up for the ignorance of youth :-)

 
At January 6, 2013 at 4:50 AM , OpenID scriptorwrites said...

Very nice.

 
At January 6, 2013 at 5:56 AM , Blogger Tara R. said...

Empowering words, beautifully written.

 
At January 6, 2013 at 6:07 AM , Blogger Ruby Manchanda said...

Excellent

 
At January 6, 2013 at 6:36 AM , Anonymous Karen Dawkins said...

Lovely.

 
At January 6, 2013 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Draug said...

I like this! Makes me almost happy I'm ugly lol

 
At January 6, 2013 at 7:01 AM , Blogger Bo said...

I love the emotions in this. Well done.

 
At January 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM , OpenID lindavernon said...

Beautiful thoughts. I love your site. So pretty!

 
At January 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Stephanie B. @B4Steph said...

Indeed. Lovely! I like the tone and the 'historical' feel to it.

 
At January 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM , OpenID humantriumphant said...

I only hope the truth flows as beautifully as does your poetic tongue on the subject. :)

 
At January 6, 2013 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

This is one of my favorite interpretations of the prompt! It's simply brilliant.

 
At January 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM , OpenID trudgingthroughfog said...

Oh, gorgeous! What a lovely concept, and something we should all keep in mind. In fact, I'm going to try to repeat that first line to myself each morning.

 

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